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The Israeli and French National Academies of Science hold a Joint Convention in Paris Marking 70 Years of Israel’s Independence

On 18-19 June, a conference of the Israeli and French National Academies of Science took place with the participation of Nobel Prize laureates and Fields Medal recipients from both countries.


24/06/2018
The Israel and French National Academies of Science have maintained very close relations for years, as seen in their joint conferences, symposia and significant collaborations in research and science. On June 18-19, a prestigious scientific conference was held in Paris in honor of the State of Israel’s 70th year of independence, in which Nobel Prize laureates and eminent scientists took part and whose aim was to strengthen scientific ties between the two countries and to promote science education in Israel and France.
 
The conference was held as part of the activities taking place around the “2018 France-Israel Season” celebrating the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel’s establishment, and during which tens of events in the fields of art, culture, economics, education, research, and science take place.
 
The scientific conference in Paris was host to Prof. Nili Cohen, president of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel laureate; Prof. Ada Yonath, Nobel laureate; Prof. Robert John Aumann, Nobel laureate; Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss, Fields Medalist; Prof. Peretz Lavie, president of the Technion and Prof. Daniel Zajfman, president of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Also participating in the conference were Prof. Joshua Jortner and Prof. Menahem Yaari, former presidents of the Academy as well as Prof. David Harel and Prof. Yosef Kaplan, members of the Academy Council.
 
The scientists met with their French counterparts, among them Nobel laureates Prof. Serge Haroche, Prof. Albert Fert, Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, and the permanent secretary of the French Academy, Professor Catherine Bréchignac.
 
President of the Israel Academy, Prof. Nili Cohen, said that this important event emphasizes the significance of the scientific relations between the two countries and encourages research collaboration between France and Israel, countries that break ground in many research fields and especially in the areas of the life sciences, medicine, and the exact sciences.
 
 
 
 
Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss (in photo on right) and Prof. Aaron Ciechanover (in photo on left) addressing the Israel-France Scientific Convention. (Photo: Academy of Sciences)
 
The Israel-France Scientific Convention participants. (Photo: Academy of Sciences)
 
 
At right, president of the Israel Academy of Sciences, Prof. Nili Cohen and the permanent
secretary of the French Academy, Prof. Catherine Bréchignac. (Photo: Academy of Sciences)
 
The Israel-France Scientific Convention participants. (Photo: Academy of Sciences)
 
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